Sylvan Lake Natural Area

Alberta Parks

Information & Facilities

Information: 403-748-3939

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Hunting in Sylvan Lake Natural Area

This is a very small parcel of land. Hunters should be aware of the distance to nearby residences and camping units, as well as the safety and activities of other recreational users

More information: 780-960-8170 or 403-340-7691

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Park Management

ClassificationNatural Area
LegislationWilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
Park Size33.2 Acres  /  13.436 Ha
Legal BoundaryO.C.786/87
Administration / Information403-748-3939 
Regional OfficeCentral Regional Office
District Office Red Deer
Natural RegionBoreal Forest - Dry Mixedwood 
Natural Region Description

This area is part of the southern-most extension of Alberta's boreal forest. Numerous boreal plants (including three species of woodland fern) grow here at their known lowland southern limits. Within the site are a number of fascinating biophysical features. A levee parallels the shoreline of the natural area sheltering a special lagoon-like habitat - a mosaic of willow shrubbery and reed beds containing many marsh plant species and providing excellent birdwatching opportunities.

Land Use Framework RegionRed Deer 
Updated: Jul 25, 2022